CHAPTER 8

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Developing Offline Web Applications

Web applications are often looked on as wired applications that are connected to the network at all times. This “always on” nature of web applications is one of the reasons for their popularity and rapid growth. In today’s Internet age, when network connectivity isn’t a big deal, this characteristic of web applications doesn’t pose a problem in most scenarios. However, sometimes you can’t guarantee network connectivity. What should users of your application do then? Wouldn’t it be nice if they could use your web application even in the absence of network connectivity? That is precisely what HTML5 ...

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